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The last few plants we’ve had have been in the tube right next to the marina and we’ve planted more than 14,000 lbs of trout. We usually get a plant ranging from 500 to 1,000 lbs every Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon. Our last recorded plant was on April 16th with 700 lbs from Mt. Lassen.
Friday Night Fishing
Don't miss out on some of the best fishing that Lake Chabot has to offer. Complete with running lights, our patio boats are now available at on Friday nights! To take advantage of the great evening fishing, these boats have been made available for two hours after closing (by reservation only). Just call (510) 247-2526 to make your reservation. Regular rates apply.
Meet the Chabot Patio Boat
This Crestliner 1885 Sport Classic Pontoon Boat is great for fishing or just cruising. At 18.6 feet long, this boat seats 8 people (950 pound weight limit) and has plenty of storage space. The bimini convertible top protects from sun or rain, and the marine grade carpet, forward lounge seats, pro seat captain's chair, radius bow deck, beverage holders, and quiet electric motor make for a comfortable ride. Perfect for a plush fishing day, a family outing on the lake, or a relaxing cruise with a loved one.
Boat Owners, Please Note: Due to the growing presence of invasive Zebra and Quagga mussels in California, we will be conducting mandatory interviews and inspections of private vessels prior to entry. For more information, tips, and a list of prohibited counties, visit EBMUD.
About Lake Chabot
This 315-acre anglers oasis sits in the heart of Castro Valley but you'd never know it by your surroundings. Miles of parkland and trails make Chabot a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. The Lake Chabot Fishing Outfitters provide a well stocked bait and tackle shop, rod and reel rentals, boat rentals and a cafe serving cooked-to-order breakfast and lunch. Because Chabot is a drinking water reservoir, swimming and gasoline motor boats are not allowed. Chabot is very popular with trout anglers and like most EBRPD (East Bay Regional Park District) lakes, it has a regular trout and catfish planting program. The best trout bite can be found from the fall through spring months, catfish during the summer months. Some impressively sized, Largemouth Bass have been caught here including the lake record, a 17 lbs. 10 oz. caught in 2002. Catfish, Crappie and Bluegill can provide good summertime fishing.
Take a sightseeing tour and explore the scenic beauty and wildlife of Lake Chabot aboard the "Queen". Enjoy the scenery and wildlife of Lake Chabot while cruising in the comfort of the 25 seat capacity tour boat complete with padded seats and a covered top for shade. Wildlife that might be spotted during your one-hour tour include deer, raccoon and a wide variety of birds, including heron, and cormorants. Tour Boat Schedule: Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays through September there are four tours each day.
Tours depart from the Marina at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm These are sightseeing tours (no naturalist). Rates: Adult tickets are $4.25 and Children (ages 12 & under) are $2.75. Charters: The Lake Chabot Queen tour boat can be chartered for special group tours and outings year-round. The charter rate is $70.00 per hour. Charters are available on weekdays or weekend mornings. The maximum capacity is 25. To arrange for a charter, call The Lake Chabot Fishing Outfitters at (510) 247-2526 two weeks in advance.
Chabot has many first-come, first-served picnic sites available, as well as a number of group sites. To reserve a group site, call East Bay Regional Park District at (510) 562-2267.
Tent and RV camping are available year-round at nearby Anthony Chabot Campground
To reserve a tent or RV site, call East Bay Regional Park District at (510) 562-2267.
Lake Chabot is a public facility operated for the East Bay Regional Park District.